Demi Lovato opens up about mental illness

Demi Lovato opens up about mental illness

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato opened up about mental illness during her performance at the Democratic National Convention and called for greater access to mental health care.

“Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” variety.com quoted Lovato as saying.

“But I am lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, whether they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment.”

Lovato has been open in the past about her struggles with bipolar as well as eating disorders and substance abuse issues.

“This is not about politics. It is simply the right thing to do,” she said.

Lovato also talked about supporting Hillary Clinton. In October last year, she performed for Clinton at a rally in Des Moines.

“I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness. I am proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton,” she said on stage. “Let’s make her the next president of the United States of America.”

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